The writing is on the wall, and for those who care to read, it clearly spells out—’His days are numbered.’ Everyday since Donald Trump began his assault on our democracy he has displayed his three driving forces:
- Personally profit bigly from his presidency
- Erase President Obama’s legacy
- Be worshipped
He has successfully accomplished #1— profiting bigly, but despite threats and intimidation he has failed at #2— repealing Obamacare, and #3— his narcissistic need to be worshipped, it slips farther away every week.
The following are results of this week’s Quinnipiac poll:
- 33% approve of Trump
- 61% disapprove
- 62% don’t think he’s honest
- 54% are embarrassed he’s POTUS
We all remember the crowd size argument Trump’s former communications director made on his behalf:
“That was the largest audience to witness an inauguration, period. Both in person and around the globe.” ~ Sean Spicer
But we had clear evidence that it wasn’t. The top photo is President Obama’s inauguration crowd, and the lower is Trump’s.
Now we hear confirmation from the Boy Scouts of America that Trump lied about his reception at the “quadrennial jamboree” in West Virginia. After he gave a highly inappropriate politicized speech to 40,000 Boy Scouts and their troop leaders, he claimed he had received a standing ovation upon entering, and it continued until 5 minutes after he left the stage. That lie wasn’t enough. The following day he said:
“I got a call from the head of the Boy Scouts saying it was the greatest speech that was ever made to them, and they were very thankful,” ~ Trump
According to the Boy Scouts, that call never happened. What did happen was the Boy Scout’s chief executive Mike Surbaugh apologized for Trump’s speech:
“I want to extend my sincere apologies to those in our Scouting family who were offended by the political rhetoric that was inserted into the jamboree. That was never our intent, we sincerely regret that politics were inserted into the Scouting program.” ~Mike Scarbaugh
He also described a phone call with Mexican President Nieto:
“Even the President of Mexico called me. Their southern border, they said very few people are coming because they know they’re not going to get to our border, which is the ultimate compliment.” ~ Donald Trump
Yea, that never happened either. You can read the transcript of the phone call on the Washington Post link attached below. One of the more embarrassing comments Trump made during that call —
“You have some pretty tough hombres in Mexico that you may need help with, and we are willing to help you with that big-league. But they have to be knocked out and you have not done a good job of knocking them out.” ~ Trump
The same Washington Post article with transcripts from Trump’s conversation with Nieto also has a transcript from Trump’s infamous first phone call with Australian prime minister Turnbull. This call has been described as “a hostile interchange” during which Trump argued that the U.S. deal with Australia regarding Syrian refugies was a “bad deal.”
“…somebody told me yesterday that close to 2,000 people are coming who are really probably troublesome.” ~ Trump to Turnbull
His ignorance of policies, agreements, and everything in general, is astounding, but he wants to change all that was born during the Obama administration. He repeats what he’s “heard” like a twelve year old girl repeating gossip, (to any twelve year old girl reading this post, I apologize for the analogy.) and bases his immigration policy on that. He continued:
“I do not understand. This is going to kill me. I am the world’s greatest person that does not want to let people into the country.” ~ Trump
While arguing his intention to terminate the deal, Trump repeatedly used excuses like: “It’s embarrassing to me,” I’ll look like “a weak ineffective leader,” and “I’d look like a dope.” Well, if it looks like a dope, talks like a dope, and golfs like a dope, then it’s probably Donald Trump.
Perhaps the latest dip in Trump’s polls were the catalyst for what surprised many this week. Trump signed the congressional bill which limits his power to lift sanctions against Russia. Why would he do that? Possibly because the bill had passed through congress with overwhelming numbers, 517-5, he felt he had no choice. While he did sign it, he wasn’t happy about it.
“This includes a number of clearly unconstitutional provisions.” ~ Donald Trump
Trump’s signing the bill has angered Russian President Vladimir Putin, who called Trump “weak” and has threatened retaliation. Not to worry. As he demonstrated when it was disclosed that his son Trump Jr met with Russians who were interested in sabotaging the Clinton campaign, Trump has no problem sacrificing his child for his own gain…so he has three potential food tasters.
Donald Trump is a symphony of subterfuge. He has a lie for every occasion, and creates stories of events and phone calls and relationships as he feels the need. The problem for him is that most people have caught on. There are a few cultish Trump supporters who still accept his words as Truth, but there are also still people who believe the earth is flat.
So what is the hold up Mr Mueller? How long can it possibly take to special order the tiny handcuffs?
Transcripts of Trump’s calls with Mexico and Australia – Washington Post—